[scribus] Littlecms

Nigel Ridley nigel at rmk.co.il
Mon Jul 14 16:11:03 CEST 2008

Craig Ringer wrote:
> Julian Robbins wrote:
>> I think your problem is the same as I had. In debian/ubuntu that one of 
>> the reqd cms libs isnt pulled in at the time. You may want to check that 
>> the suggests or recommends packages are also installed.
> That's pretty weird. Scribus should not even launch if liblcms is linked
> to the executable but not installed. It doesn't dlopen() it later or
> otherwise handle it being missing.
> I've just checked the Ubuntu 8.10 Scribus package and it does list
> "liblcms1" in the dependency list. So it really should be installed
> automatically along with Scribus.
> Maybe an update was pulled in when you ran "apt-get install liblcms1",
> so it was actually already installed? I'm pretty sure there was an lcms
> update in Ubuntu recently, so that's probably it.
>> Additional -> I've just checked in Synaptic and you also also need the 
>> iccprofiles package, which doesnt get pulled in by Scribus/littlecms by 
>> the look of it.
> Yep, and without this it'll still run. Missing required ICC profiles are
> the most likely cause of this problem.
> I think hiding the UI when profiles aren't found is a real usability
> issue, and it seems to cause a fair bit of confusion.
> The icc-profiles package is in Ubuntu Multiverse. This may not be
> enabled by default; I'm not sure. If it's not, you can probably enable
> it using the GUI package manager. Others who use the GUI might be able
> to offer more detailed instructions.
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nigel at laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install icc-profiles
[sudo] password for nigel:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
icc-profiles is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
nigel at laptop:~$

So why doesn't Scribus 'see' them?

I just checked under File > Preferences > General and the ICC Profiles: section (to change the 
path) is grayed out.
Yes I do have the 'Activate Color Management' box, under File > Preferences > Color Management, 




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